Peter of Auvergne
(died 1304) was a French
philosopher and theologian.
He was a canon of Paris
; some biographers have thought that he was Bishop of ClermontGallia Christiana
, II, 283, because a Bull of Boniface VIII
of the year 1296 names as canon of Paris a certain Peter of Croc (Cros), already canon of Clermont; but it is more likely that they are distinct. Peter of Auvergne
was in Paris in 1301, and, according to several accounts, was a pupil of Thomas Aquinas
. In 1279, while the various nations of the University of Paris
were quarrelling about the rectorship, Simon of Brion
, papal legate
, appointed Peter of Auvergne, to that office; in 1296 he was elected to it.
His published works are:
- "Supplementum Commentarii S. Thomæ in tertium et quartum librum de cælo etmundo" (in "Opera S. Thomæ", II, ad finem)
- commentaries on Aristotle's Meteororum, De Juventute et senectute, De longitudine et brevitate vitae, De motu animalium.
He has been credited with a supplement to Aquinas' Summa Theologica
Peter also left numerous treatises which are either at the Bibliothèque nationale de France
, or at l'Arsenal de Paris
: "Sex quodlibeta" long discussions after the manner of St. Thomas; "Sophisma Determinatum"; "Quæstiones super totam logicam veterem... Read More